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The Remarkable Remote Worker for Non-Managers

Non-Managers

This online live training is designed to help you successfully navigate through today’s challenging times where many are asked to work remotely, or collaborate with others who are working remotely, and turn these challenges into opportunities to develop your skills on several fronts. This includes being productive working remotely, staying invigorated and motivated, managing your attention so you can stay focused, communicating with other remote team members skillfully, and adopting a proven methodology for managing your work.

This session touches on both the people/emotional side as well as the practical/operational side of your work. You will be equipped not only with unique skills based on our extensive research effort in the areas of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and the growth mindset, but also on our years of experience in helping business professionals manage the overload and competing priorities. And, to create a lasting impact, as a bonus to your participation, each attendee will also be given access to the 21 Practices eCourse and the Hello Mindful App (Web, iOS, and Android).

Cost: There is no fee to attend. Each participant is responsible for cancelling their own registration in the UC Learning Center before the cancellation date reflected in the course details. Not doing so will result in a $35 fee. This applies to both late cancellations and no shows.

Location: Given the current environment we are converting to virtual sessions. Participants will receive an email with a zoom meeting invite 2 business days before the session.

Time: 10am - 12pm

Registration: Click here to register.

Flyer: Click here for flyer.

Professional Staff Development (PSD) Series

November 9, 2021 to December 14, 2021
UCSF Staff

A ((Virtual)) comprehensive professional development experience for non-supervisory staff that includes five interactive sessions and between-session assignments. To receive the full benefit of the program, it is required that you attend all 5 courses in the following order and each course is 3 hours.

Classes include:

  1. Understanding Your Strengths
    Introductions – Overview of Professional Staff Development – Change and Growth – Discover Your Strengths – Visualizing the Future
  2. Applying Your Talents to Career Choices
    Career Development Competency Assessment - Career Development SMART Goals – Professional Development Conversations – UCSF Career Development Resources
  3. Working with Change
    Change and Conflict – Constructive Framing – Self Management – Conflict Styles – The Change Process
  4. Working with Others
    Diversity and Inclusion – Ladder of Inference – Implicit Bias – Perspective-Taking – Your Partnerships – Communication Styles
  5. Strength Focused Conversations with Your Manager
    Refine Your Plan - The Best of Us - The Strengths Discovery Conversation - The Career Conversation - Self-Advocacy – Series Feedback

Cost: There is no fee to attend. Each participant is responsible for cancelling their own registration before the registration deadline date. Not doing so will result in a $35 fee. This applies to both late cancellations and no shows.

Location: Given the current environment we are converting to virtual sessions. Participants will receive an email with a zoom meeting invite 2 business days before the session.

Next offering dates:  November 9, November 16, November 30, December 7 and December 14 at 1pm - 4pm.

Registration: Click here to register. 

Flyer: Click here for flyer.

Microsoft Excel Advanced Pivot Tables Workshop

UCSF Staff

In this ((Virtual)) workshop you will learn the most powerful capabilities of Excel PivotTables and how they can be an invaluable tool in helping you analyze your data and present your findings in compelling ways. If you have been using PivotTables and wondering what more you can do with them, or maybe running into obstacles and wishing you can get around them, this workshop will help you unleash the power of PivotTables and get outstanding results.

This workshop also covers Excel Macros, providing you with an understanding of the VBA scripting language and how Macros can help you add important functionality to your workbooks.

Key topics covered:

  • Getting your data ready for PivotTable Reports and Charts including eliminating duplicates, organizing your data efficiently, and defining proper relationships between data sets.
  • Using custom functions to perform more advanced analysis and comparisons such as counts, statistical functions, % of row, % of column, and many more.
  • Filtering your report to display subsets of the data and reveal hidden insights about your customers, product lines, and other subsets of data sets.
  • Formatting reports, sorting them automatically, manually, or based on pre-determined sort orders, as well as grouping them based on user-defined groups that reflect your business environment.
  • Adding formulas to your PivotTables and Charts so they include the calculations and ratios that are specific to your needs.
  • Incorporate your PivotTables reports and Charts into Word documents and linking them so they stay up-to-date.
  • Writing Macros and accessing the properties, methods, and events of Excel Objects such as workbooks, worksheets, and ranges, in order to add more significant functionally.
  • Using Macros to respond to user events and therefore making your workbooks more user friendly and better addressing the specific needs of your users.

Location: Given the current environment we are converting to virtual sessions. Participants will receive an email with a zoom meeting invite 2 business days before the session.

Cost: Each participant is responsible for canceling their own registration before the cancelation deadline. Not doing so will result in a $35 cancellation fee. This applies to both late cancelation and no show.

Time: 8:30am - 12pm.

Registration: Click here to register.

Flyer: Click here for flyer.

Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks Workshop

UCSF Staff

Are you wondering if, or wishing that, there were ways to make your work in Microsoft Excel more efficient and more rewarding as you take on the countless tasks that Excel can help you with? Or have you taken the beginner and/or intermediate Excel classes and ready to take your Excel skills to yet another level? This ((Virtual)) hands-on practical Excel workshop helps you uncover the myriad of tips and tricks that Excel offers leaving you inspired and equipped with what you need to be productive and make your spreadsheets compelling. You’re likely to walk away with many practical tips and tricks that you can apply right away. Please note that it is necessary that you have a working knowledge of Excel or that you have taken the Excel Beginner class before taking this class.

Key topics:

• Keyboards shortcuts to make life easier
• Tricks to working with large spreadsheets including comparing and contrasting data
• Conditional formatting and data validation
• Copying and moving data quickly within and in between sheets
• Working with hidden columns
• Using the Paste Special features to save time
• Converting text to columns 
•  Troubleshooting formulas

Cost: Each participant is responsible for cancelling their own registration before the cancellation deadline. Not doing so will result in a $35 cancellation fee. This applies to both late cancellation.

Location: Given the current environment we are converting to virtual sessions. Participants will receive an email with a zoom meeting invite 2 business days before the session.

Time: 1pm - 4:30pm.

Registration: Click here to register.

 

Accomplishing More with Less for Managers and Supervisors Workshop

UCSF Managers and Supervisors

This ((Virtual)) workshop is designed to help participants develop and practice the management skills that are crucial for managing people successfully in today’s information overload and diverse work environment.

The content covers crucial time and priority management techniques to help managers better manage their own time and priorities, therefore finding the necessary time to manage and coach their employees. Additionally, participants will be able to equip their employees with the same tools and techniques to help them overcome their overload, feeling of stress, and get more accomplished.

Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is ideal for managers and supervisors who are overseeing the work of others and who want to achieve great results with their teams. Whether you have taken the Accomplishing More With Less Workshop or not, you are likely to find this workshop to be highly beneficial and walk away with practical tips and techniques that you can apply right away. Key takeaways:

  • Adopt highly effective time management and priority management tools and techniques so you can better manage your own time.
  • Be able to coach your team using the same tools and techniques so they can improve their performance and fulfillment.
  • Manage performance, create accountability and keep everyone focused on the desired results.
  • Build best practices to enhance team communication and productivity.
  • Manage strategically and help your team succeed in spite of the overload.

Cost: There is no fee to attend. Each participant is responsible for cancelling their own registration in the UC Learning Center before the cancellation date reflected in the course details. Not doing so will result in a $35 fee. This applies to both late cancellations and no shows.

Location: Given the current environment we are converting to virtual sessions. Participants will receive an email with a zoom meeting invite 2 business days before the session.

Time: 9am - 4pm.

Registration: Click here to register.

Flyer: Click here for flyer.

The Remarkable Remote Team for Managers

Managers, Supervisors, Directors

Online live workshop for teams to thrive in the midst of the pandemic and beyond. Pandemic or not, working remotely as a team has significant challenges ranging from lack of clear communication to difficulty managing competing team priorities and projects, sharing information, conducting remote meetings, and using the multitude of technologies on hand, as well as building psychological safety, keeping the team spirit high.

Today, during this unprecedented pandemic time, these challenges have been amplified, and more challenges surface as teams are required to work remotely while expected to create compelling results. This highly interactive online live workshop is designed to help teams overcome traditional and new challenges, leveraging the latest research in mindfulness and emotional intelligence along with the latest technologies, tools, and collaboration practices to maximize team performance.

Cost: There is no fee to attend. Each participant is responsible for cancelling their own registration in the UC Learning Center before the cancellation date reflected in the course details. Not doing so will result in a $35 fee. This applies to both late cancellations and no shows.

Location: Given the current environment we are converting to virtual sessions. Participants will receive an email with a zoom meeting invite 2 business days before the session.

Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Registration: Click here to register.

Flyer: Click here for flyer.

Write Right Business Writing Workshop

UCSF Staff

This ((Virtual)) Write Right workshop covers the foundations of business writing to make sure participants know what the current grammar rules are, and how to spot and correct errors. It’s a great refresher of grammar and punctuation designed to build confidence that you are sending out clear, correct documents.

Agenda:

• Construct clear, complete sentences
•  Eliminate common grammar errors
• Use punctuation marks correctly
• Capitalize correctly and consistently

Location: Given the current environment we are converting to virtual sessions. Participants will receive an email with a zoom meeting invite 2 business days before the session.

Registration: Each participant is responsible for canceling their own registration before the cancellation deadline. Failure to do so will cost you a $35 fee. This applies to both late cancellation and no show.

Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Registration: Click here to register.

Flyer: Click here for flyer.

Microsoft Word Workshop

UCSF Staff

Whether you're new to Word or need to get up to speed quickly with the new Word ribbon interface, our ((Virtual)) Word training will give you tips and pointers you can apply immediately to the work you do every day. 

Using our real-world exercises, you'll practice creating different types of documents using Word's treasure chest of features:

Key Topics:

•Tips and Tricks
•Efficiently create, edit, format documents
•User shortcuts to save time doing common tasks
•Paragraph Pagination
•Page Formatting
•Styles
•Building Blocks

Location: Given the current environment we are converting to virtual sessions. Participants will receive an email with a zoom meeting invite 2 business days before the session.

Time: 1pm - 4:30pm.

Registration: Click here to register for the latest offering.

Flyer: Click here for flyer.

Accomplishing More with Less Workshop

UCSF Staff

In this ((Virtual)) one-day workshop you will learn how to harness the power of organizational skills to deal with today's most pressing workplace issues, such as: time management, prioritization, dealing with interruptions, e-mail, calendars and To-do lists, as well as organizing electronic and paper documents. And most importantly, you’ll learn how to feel re-invigorated and re-energized at work and beyond!

Cost: There is no fee to attend. Each participant is responsible for cancelling their own registration in the UC Learning Center before the cancellation date reflected in the course details. Not doing so will result in a $35 fee. This applies to both late cancellations and no shows.

Location: Given the current environment we are converting to virtual sessions. Participants will receive an email with a zoom meeting invite 2 business days before the session.

Time: 9am - 4pm.

Registration: Click here to register.

Flyer: Click here for flyer.

Get to the Point Business Writing Workshop

UCSF Staff

This ((Virtual)) Get to the Point workshop focuses on the crucial writing issues: purpose and audience. The workshop covers practical ways you can organize, format and write a communication, such as an email, so that the reader quickly gets the point and acts on it.

Agenda:

  • Meet the needs of busy business readers
  • Determine the purpose before starting to write
  • Write powerful openings and closings
  • Follow the guidelines of email etiquette
  • Create an appropriate tone

Location: Given the current environment we are converting to virtual sessions. Participants will receive an email with a zoom meeting invite 2 business days before the session.

Cost: Each participant is responsible for canceling their own registration before the cancellation deadline. Failure to do so will cost you a $35 fee. This applies to both late cancellation and no show.

Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Registration: Click here to register.

Flyer: Click here for flyer.

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